acanthocephalans

acanthocephalans
n.; n. pl. [Gr. akantha, thorn, spine; kephale, head]
A phylum of parasitic pseudocoelomate, bilateral animals distinguished by a generally eversible proboscis with recurved, sclerotized, retractable hooks; commonly called spiny-headed worms; acanthocephalous adj..

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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